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  • What's New in Version 5.1 - Remote Installer
    application will discover only recently used PCs Resolved issues This release resolves a number of issues the most important of which are listed below The window settings are not properly restored during the evaluation period Some Container conditions in enumeration and machine query settings may be accepted for workgroup Machines Version 5 1 4 August 6 2015 New and improved features The below features have been introduced for the first time or significantly improved in this release The application supports Microsoft Windows 10 and NET Framework 4 6 The security of the remote service is improved Version 5 1 2 April 22 2015 Collections settings The Preferences dialog now includes the new section that defines the default settings for Collections In this section you can configure the application to get information about machines from network or the application database when running machine queries in Collections Also you can enable OS properties and inventory information caching to use the cached information in Machine Filters Using locally stored data can significantly improve Collections performance Using cached data in filters The application allows to filter deployment targets based on a condition For example you can select target remote PCs if they have a specific OS and or software installed In that case the application needs to extract OS properties and software inventory information from all target PCs to check it based on defined condition If you already have OS properties and inventory information for remote PCs then you can configure the application to use these cached data instead of requesting data remotely to improve performance You can enable using cached data in Preferences for all Collections or override global settings in a Collection Using inventory to select deployment targets Now you can use the collected software inventory information to define deployment targets Application

    Original URL path: http://emcosoftware.com/remote-installer/whats-new/5.1 (2016-05-01)
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  • What's New in Version 5.0 - Remote Installer
    as a condition that uses properties of remote PCs such as the OS version and type the service pack the language the installed software etc As a result the deployment will be performed only on the target PCs that satisfy the filter condition For example using a filter you can configure deployment to be performed only on Windows 7 x64 PCs that have Adobe Reader 11 installed Collections Collection objects are introduced to replace Custom Groups A collection can include a set of static machines and queries that report PCs dynamically based on the defined conditions In the Professional edition of the application you can also configure a filter that should be applied to select the PCs that satisfy the filter condition Collection configuration is identical to configuration of targets in deployment operations so you can create collections and then use them to configure deployment targets Retrieving additional inventory data During software scanning the application extracts additional information from network PCs including the operating system version and type service pack language etc The collected information is displayed in the All Machines view and can be used in deployment operations to filter target PCs Improved logging system You can check the statuses of remote operations see error messages and get troubleshooting information in the Execution Results and Application Log views The Execution Results view provides information about all deployment and audit operations The Application Log view shows the statuses of the rest of operations such as network enumeration etc Both views report detailed information including troubleshooting suggestions New and improved features The below features have been introduced for the first time or significantly improved in this release Added an option to repeat execution of a task on the PCs where the task failed Improved the user interface to implement the windows

    Original URL path: http://emcosoftware.com/remote-installer/whats-new/5.0 (2016-05-01)
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  • What's New in Version 4.1 - Remote Installer
    Software Patches MSP files without the specified patch metadata Potential application failure while selecting the software to be uninstalled or repaired The application does not allow to install MSI packages if the target platform is not defined by the package The application update process may hang in specific environments Version 4 1 5 May 22 2013 Multi host operations in the Free edition We ve changed licensing policies of the Free edition to allow managing multiple remote PCs Now you can install uninstall and repair up to 5 packages on up to 5 remote PCs at a time New and improved features The below features have been introduced for the first time or significantly improved in this release Reworked Ribbon and context menus structure to improve user experience Improved the remote service startup error diagnostics Renamed tasks being executed to operations to avoid ambiguity between executed tasks and tasks saved for future execution Resolved issues This release resolves a number of issues the most important of which are listed below An error while connecting to an Active Directory forest root in specific environments An error while handling a successful result of sending a e mail notification or test e mail An error while moving a mouse pointer over an auto filter row Line feed characters are replaced by HTML line breaks tags in plain text emails Potential dead lock when trying to edit a task during the tasks execution Potential critical errors when deleting snapshots during the software scan process Version 4 1 1 March 28 2013 Installation uninstallation and repairing of EXE setups You can remotely install uninstall and repair installations available in the EXE format To run such installations silently on remote PCs you need to specify vendor specific installation uninstallation command line parameters or an installation uninstallation scenario file when configuring a remote operation Deployment of MSP patches You can install uninstall and repair MSI patches available in the MSP format MSP deployment works just as MSI deployment and you can use the same configuration options you use for MSI packages The new Quick Install option The new option is designed to save the time required to configure a simple remote installation operation Select target PCs where you need to deploy certain software in the Network Browser or All Machines views and choose Quick Install on the Ribbon or from the context menu To initiate installation you only need to select the installation file to be deployed The advanced installation options are not available in this case but you can use other remote installation operations provided by the application if you need to run an installation in the advanced mode New Office 2013 UI skin A new UI skin has been added that has a style similar to that of Microsoft Office 2013 and was inspired by the concepts of the flat UI introduced in Window 8 New and improved features The below features have been introduced for the first time or significantly improved in this release

    Original URL path: http://emcosoftware.com/remote-installer/whats-new/4.1 (2016-05-01)
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  • What's New in Version 4.0 - Remote Installer
    transformations Passing custom properties to Windows installer upon installation uninstallation Importing registry files and running executable files script files Power Shell scripts and Shell commands before after an MSI installation Customizing the Windows Installer Log results Install uninstall and software scan tasks If you need to repeat the same remote operation multiple times you can create and configure a task once then execute it any time when required Tasks include all required settings such as a set of target PCs and remote operation parameters MSI files and customization options for remote installation for example so they can be executed immediately with no configuration steps required This feature is available in the Professional edition of the application Remote operations scheduling You can create remote installation uninstallation and software scanning tasks and schedule them for automatic execution by the application You can schedule tasks either for one time execution at a specified date time or for recurrent execution for example every day at a specified time You can for instance schedule recurrent execution of software scanning tasks to always have up to date software inventory info This feature is available in the Professional edition of the application Dynamic targets for remote operations Now it s possible to use both static and dynamic targets for remote operations Static targets mean a list of PCs where the operation should be executed The newly introduced dynamic targets mean dynamic sets of PCs that satisfy specified conditions For example you can execute a remote operation on all PCs that belong to a particular Organizational Unit in AD You can specify a condition it s called Machine Query to target all the PCs that satisfy this condition You can use Machine Queries to define targets for remote operations and tasks in the Professional edition of the application

    Original URL path: http://emcosoftware.com/remote-installer/whats-new/4.0 (2016-05-01)
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  • What's New in Version 3.10 - Remote Installer
    issues the most important of which are listed below Loose saved scans for Entire Network after closing of application Hang up after clicking on See log file link in case of error Potential Access Violation on PCs or domains deletion from the Machine Tree Version 3 10 3 February 6 2009 Improved network scan performance The overall time required to make a network scan and retrieve information about installed applications was reduced on 10 15 Also application installation and uninstallation mechanism was optimized Path to the Log file If you would like to change the path to the Log file now you can use Save As dialog that points the current log file location Resolved issues This release resolves a number of issues the most important of which are listed below Representation mode switching in Preferences has no influence on the list of displayed PCs Incorrect work of the Registry conditions Version 3 10 2 December 24 2008 Large Fonts 120 DPI Support All application dialogs and forms were updated to have a good look when Small and Large Windows Fonts are used on desktop Separate Credentials for Groups Domains Now it s possible to set credentials separately for every domain workgroup During a network scan credentials are prompted once for a domain workgroup and applied for access to all PCs in the group Resolved issues This release resolves a number of issues the most important of which are listed below Potential access violation during a network scan PCs can t be removed from the Machines Tree Failure during a search for installed applications Version 3 10 August 5 2008 UI improvements Few visual improvements were applied including forms polishing and using of new icons set Add multiple computers to the Favorites tree Set of options for adding computers to

    Original URL path: http://emcosoftware.com/remote-installer/whats-new/3.10 (2016-05-01)
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  • What's New in Version 3.9 - Remote Installer
    of special service to remote computer if required it s performed automatically in scope of installation operation Alternate credentials improvements Now you don t need to specially define alternate credentials Instead you can perform required operation and in case if you don t have enough permissions then you will be prompted to enter new credentials to proceed Security improvements In order to prevent any potential non authorized usage of installation service and avoid intruder s penetration application security system was revised Following security aspects were affected Option to save username and password was removed in spite of the fact that this information was stored in encoded form For better security now you will be asked to enter credentials at every startup Information from Favorites tab is kept in user s profile so other users don t have an access to this data The lifetime of installation service is the same as the amount of time the operation of installation uninstallation takes At the end of the installation uninstallation operation service stops itself and terminates In case of any failure of the operation a full rollback is performed Logging improvements Logging operations were extended to contain detailed information regarding successful of unsuccessful results of installation including following The name of remote computer the installation was made from The name of application that was installed The result of installation and detailed error message in case of an unsuccessful installation Resolved issues This release resolves a number of issues the most important of which are listed below Problems with installation from Vista and Server 2008 to remote computers working under x64 platforms XP Vista 2003 2008 Failed installation in networks with DHCP server where IP addresses on remote computers can change often Product Details Overview Advantages and Benefits Feature List What s New

    Original URL path: http://emcosoftware.com/remote-installer/whats-new/3.9 (2016-05-01)
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  • What's New in Version 3.6 - Remote Installer
    error logs they will be still available at the next start or in the log file Path to persistent log file can be defined in the File Preferences dialog Resolved issues This release resolves a number of issues the most important of which are listed below Validation error in the Add Computers to Favorites dialog Small UI improvements forms polishing labels alignment etc Version 3 6 1 November 7 2007 Reports Now you can not only to save scan results but also to generate and print report which includes scan results Also report can be generated for scan comparison so you get a print copy of installation changes Reports generation is available through Report item in the main menu User Account Control UAC support on Vista You don t need to launch Remote Installer using Run as Administrator command under Vista now because it is automatically executed with administrative permissions If you are not computer administrator you will be prompted to enter administrative credentials History of project root paths Remote Installer allows installation not only msi packages but also projects of MSI Package Builder In order to install MSI Package Builder project you need to path to directory projects are stored You can enter path to new project storage in Preferences dialog or switch to one of previously used paths by selecting it from combo box Resolved issues This release resolves a number of issues the most important of which are listed below Access Violation at program startup Connection to Remote Registry Service Version 3 6 April 17 2007 Windows Vista support Remote Installer becomes Windows Vista compatible You can perform remote installation and all other actions on computers where Windows Vista is installed 64 bit Windows versions support A list of supported operation systems was supplemented by 64 bit platforms like Windows Vista x64 and Windows 2003 x64 Remote Installer was improved to work under these platforms MSI Package Builder projects deployment Deployment options in Remote Installer were extended In addition to option of remote MSI packages installation you are able to deploy MSI Package Builder project remotely This option allows to avoid special service installation on remote computers so is a benefit for high secure networks Such type of deployment also doesn t require presence of Windows Installer 3 1 on remote computers which is also a plus This new option tightly integrates MSI Package Builder and Remote Installer you can deploy MSI Package Builder projects directly without MSI package generation You can browse projects available for deployment on Packages tab In order to deploy project you should select in Packages tree select computers where project should be installed and select Packages Deploy Package menu item Version of the remote service Remote Installer checks version of remote service in order to prevent usage of old versions which doesn t compatible with newest versions of Remote Installer In case is such incompatibility found you can see it on the Log tab User interface localization MSI Remote Installer interface and

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  • Performing the Required Pre-Start Checks - Remote Installer
    differences and install the edition that suits your needs best The Free edition offers only the basic deployment features and can be used in small networks You can manage up to 5 remote PCs at a time and deploy up to 5 packages during one step The Professional edition includes all features described in this tutorial If you use a free trial version of the Professional edition you can manage up to 25 remote PCs If you use a licensed version the number of remote PCs managed depends on the purchased license 2 Check if your network environment is configured to meet the requirements To deploy software remotely you need to use a Windows account that has administrative rights on remote PCs Also the standard Windows networking services should be started on remote PCs and the corresponding network ports should be opened It s recommended to check the list of technical requirements for the local and remote PCs to ensure that your network environment is properly configured If your network environment doesn t satisfy the requirements remote operations will fail In such cases you need to check the Execution Results and the Application Log views for details and follow the provided instructions to configure your network environment properly 3 Make sure a deployed package works silently Remote Installer allows you to automatically deploy software packages on multiple remote PCs across a network To make this possible you need to have installation packages that can be deployed silently i e without interaction with a user Such packages should not require a user to enter any data or select installation options so they need to be preconfigured after the installation scenario All MSI packages support silent deployment but if you have an installation in the EXE format you need to contact its

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